Simple Low Carb Sweet Potato Soup

Simple Sweet Potato Soup

The other day, I was scouting the internets for a good recipe on sweet potato soup. While I reckon a good deal of the ones I came across were perfectly tasty, most of them included ingredients that I didn’t have in my pantry, namely either carrots, potatoes or onions. I don’t really do potatoes or onions. And I wasn’t all that eager to go out and buy anything, either.

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What I did have, was a fairly large sweet potato, heaps and heaps of chicken broth I’d just made last weekend, a variety of spices, and heavy cream. Surely, these ingredients should be enough for a decent sweet potato soup?

It turns out, yes, they were. No need to disturb the sweet potato taste with carrots, onions or potatoes, at all. And, I love it when recipes only call for the bare minimum of ingredients. So, I thought I’d share with you my simple, on-the-whim and no fuss sweet potato soup recipe so that you might enjoy it to! 

The ingredients:

1 sweet potato (peeled and diced)
2 dl chicken broth (or enough to cover the potatoes)
1 dl heavy cream
1 tsp Himalayan salt
1 tsp grounded ginger
1 pinch chili powder
1 pinch black pepper

Servings: 2 portions.

The making:

So, I removed the skin from my sweet potato and diced it. I put it in a casserole, and poured in just enough chicken broth to cover the diced sweet potato. Then, I heated it to a boil and let it simmer for approx. 15 minutes until soft. When the sweet potatoes were done, I took my hand blender and blended until smooth, and stirred in the rest of a heavy cream carton I had in the fridge with a spatula. I put it back on the stove and let it heat up, and added spices to taste. Approx. one teaspoon Himalaya salt, a knife-edge pepper, a pinch of chili powder and powdered ginger went into the soup.

My soup turned out very creamy and thick. If you like your soup thinner, add more cream or broth as needed. Add enough spices to suit your preferred level of spiciness. 

Optional Garnish:
Option 1: // Cheddar, Smoked Ham.
Option 2: // Pumpkin Seeds, Feta Cheese, A drizzle of Chili.

Or what ever your heart desire. Soup garnish can be varied endlessly, and this one is no exception.

…Bon appétit!

And you know, if you decide to try this recipe, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!





  • Jaclyn Musselman

    Looks yummy–I love sweet potatoes although never had in a soup. I like that this soup is two servings –perfect for a lunch time meal.

  • Nicole Kauffman

    Wow! So simple, but looks so delicious! Gonna have to try 🙂

  • Jen

    This right here is one of my favorite type of soup! I love the addition of the ginger!

  • I love soup in the fall 🙂 This is my favorite, as I am obsessed with sweet potatoes! This has everything I love in it.

  • Gemma

    I love sweet potato anything, so I am sure I would love this! Thanks for sharing!

  • April

    I love sweet potatoes, but I’ve never had sweet potato soup! Looks amazing!

  • Denise

    Oh, I have been looking for a new sweet potato soup for this fall. Love the spices you included, so I can’t wait to try your! Thanks.

  • I love making soup! This one looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  • Megan Thompson

    So easy and delicious! Can’t wait to try it out!

  • Claire

    I’m going to save this for our next cold day! We love sweet potatoes and this sounds so good with ham or pumpkin seeds like suggested!

  • Samara

    I LOVE sweet potato and am always looking for new ways to make it. I never thought about make a soup! Can’t wait to try this!

  • Cassie

    I love making soup in the fall and this looks yummy and simple to make (added bonus). Adding this to my meal plan!

  • Kelly Bolen

    Looks absolutely delicious and has now been added to be list of meals to make for next week!!!!!

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